The next WFPK Winter Wednesday of the season will be Dec. 9th! This free concert series takes place once a month and runs November through February at the Clifton Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. WFPK and Clifton Center members will receive preferred seating. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat and grab a drink before the show!More info is available for directions and everything else you need to enjoy WFPK Winter Wednesday. WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!
Performing at this years event Bobby Long at 7:30pm, and Quiet Hollers at 9:00pm.
Bobby recently sat down with LaMosiqa to record two songs "Hideaway" and "I'm Not Going Out Tonight" for their Live and Unplugged Sessions. Please make sure to subscribe to their page if you would like more info.
The amazing Bobby Long joins me this week to talk about his career so far! He chats playing with Bob Dylan, the current tour and so much more! Also, singer songwriter Anthony Moore chimes in for a chat abut his new EP. Co hosted by the great Nora Germain.
Recorded live in a subterranean bunker of a studio on the backstreets of Akron,Studio C Sessions are live performances that capture artists and audiences connecting in the closest of confines. To experience these unique concerts live, you have to be a member of The Summit (91.3 FM Akron / Canton and 90.7 FM Youngstown / Warren / Western Pennsylvania), a public radio station serving Akron, Canton and Youngstown. But now Western Reserve Public Media and The Summit are teaming up to share highlights of these intimate music moments on Western Reserve PBS.
The Studio C Session with Bobby Long starts at 13:23.
When singer-songwiterBobby Long left Wiltshire, the picturesque county of England where he grew up, for university studies in London, he fell in with a tight knit group of young artists who would become his lifelong friends. Together, they survived open auditions and open mic nights, successes and disappointments, forming a strong support system that bolstered their individual pursuits. So when he relocated to New York in 2009 to pursue his music career, it was only natural that he would cultivate another artistic community to fill the void. With the release of his third album called Ode to Thinking he has called upon his community of creative friends to lend their collective talents to marketing elements to support the release.
Ode to Thinking, which was released in August by Compass Records, has been, at its core, a group effort because it was crowd-funded by pledges from fans and music supporters via PledgeMusic. “It was singularly the most creative collaboration of my life,” Long has said of the process where supporters essentially pre-ordered the album even before it was made. “I felt their presence cheering me on while I was in the studio.”
New York-based British photographer Jamie Strachan, whose stark, sometimes disturbing black and white images of everyday life are the perfect complement to Long’s plaintive lyrics, made the images that Kilroe integrated into the album package as well as dynamic candid photos of Long for promotional purposes. The two friends then mined Strachan’s portfolio for photographs for the purposes of a lyric video for the album’s title song. “I am a huge fan of Jamie’s photography,” says Bobby. “I wanted to collaborate more with people I admire, and he is someone I admire creatively and personally. It was wonderful to see his images with my music.”
Long had studied music for film at London Metropolitan University before he moved to New York, but this was the first video either he or Strachan had ever made. Says Strachan, who shoots 35mm film using a Ricoh GR1v and Canon AE-1 as well as a Nikon D810 digital camera: “Someone great once said something like ‘I take pictures to try to understand the world around me.’ I think that photography helps me to communicate and to be present.” The “Ode to Thinking” lyric video is a visual feast that conveys the elements of despair and hopelessness found in the song’s lyrics, painstakingly edited by Casey McBride, the newest addition to this group.
Glide is premiering the video for “Ode to Thinking” (below) – a photo journalistic companion that offers visual contemplation to Long’s poignant lyrics.
“‘Ode to Thinking’ was the first song I wrote for this album, says Long to Glide.” It is almost a statement of intent or a pledge from me to continuously seek knowledge and to try to educate myself with all things. It’s also a bit of a slander on modern society from the vantage point of an ivory tower: as much as I’m separated from my surroundings, I am also a part of my surroundings. Jamie Strachan is one of my best friends, and I am a huge fan of his photography. I wanted to collaborate more with people I admire, and he is someone I admire creatively and personally. It was wonderful to see his images with my music. I feel my song is better for the collaboration, and I would love to work with him again.”
Format: LP Label: Compass Records Release type: 'RSD First' Release RSD FIRST are titles that are available first at record stores, but at some point will be available elsewhere. Release date: November 27, 2015
This Limited Edition LP is based on Bobby's new album, "Ode To Thinking" (from 8/07/15) that features six tracks from the CD and 3 new / never before avialble tracks.
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Recently Bobby made his way to Austria for his Ode to Thinking European tour, where he was met with full houses of excited and supportive audiences. We had the good fortune of being at the three shows in Graz, Vienna and Linz. All we're very special shows for Bobby and his audience, based on the varied set that he performed. We have videos from the three shows, that we felt were a good representation of Bobby's strong performances.
BOBBY Long is a restless soul who is always on the move.
The singer-songwriter was born in Wigan and grew up in Wiltshire before relocating to London when he was 17. Working his way through the open mic circuit, Bobby became a part of the UK folk music boom and then headed for the bright lights of New York in 2009. His new album, Ode To Thinking, was recorded in Austin, Texas last autumn and was released in August. And after last returning to the UK for a set at Glastonbury Festival, Bobby will be back for a performance at the Night and Day Cafe in Manchester on Wednesday, November 4.